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Holiday Favorites – Gateway Concert Band

December 17 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

No admission fee, but a $10 donation is appreciated.

A delightfully diverse mixture of Christmas, Hanukkah, and other seasonal music for band, with a special clarinet solo from Ruth Orozco, performing Autumn Soliloquy. Other selections on the program: Prokofiev’s sprightly Midnight Sleighride (from the Lt. Kije Suite) is followed by a medley for the Jewish holiday, A Rollicking Hanukkah.  The brass section performs a haunting chorale based on the Advent carol, Oh Come, Oh Come, Emmanuel.  A clever setting of “Jingle Bells” is next, entitled Dashing Through the Snow.  The first half of the concert concludes with a setting of three familiar Christmas carols entitled Three Noels, followed by a medley of Christmas favorites entitled Good Tidings to All.

The second half of the concert opens with a rousing fantasy, And the Mountains Echoed: Gloria! based on “Angel We Have Heard on High”.    Next is a beautiful setting of the Christmas classic, O Holy Night.  Four Christmas “pop” favorites are presented in the medley for which our concert is titled, Holiday FavoritesThe Ukranian Bell Carol is given a stirring new treatment in A Christmas Bell Carol.  More Christmas “pop” favorites are presented in A Most Wonderful Christmas.  The concert concludes with the audience singing along to Leroy Anderson’s highly popular medley of traditional Christmas carols, A Christmas Festival.

The Gateway Concert Band is a community band based in Enumclaw.  It is directed by Jack Prindle .  Formed in March of 1996, it has presented over 255 performances

in its twenty-two year history; all of the band’s concerts have been free-of-charge.  The band is open to interested adult and competent high school instrumentalists, without audition.  It rehearses on Monday evenings at Enumclaw Middle School from 7 until 9 P.M.


December 17
7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
No admission fee, but a $10 donation is appreciated.
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Enumclaw High School Auditorium
226 Semanski St S
Enumclaw, WA 98022 United States
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